Jude Chisom Erondu ’15 was named by Campus Compact as winner of a national 2015 Newman Civic Fellow Award. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Through service, research, and advocacy, Fellows are recognized for making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
For the past two and half years, Erondu, a native of Nigeria, held a variety of student leadership positions at Green Mountain College including president of the Student Senate and director of civic engagement in the Student Senate. He also worked as a junior director of undergraduate admissions. Outside the College, Erondu has been active in a wide range of community development activities. He collaborated with the Poultney United Methodist Church and GMC on a food drive effort that resulted in nearly 350 pounds of food items being donated to a local food pantry. He also worked with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s annual Rutland Meals Challenge in providing more than 40,000 ready-to-cook meals for distribution to food shelves throughout Vermont.
“As a GMC student majoring in sustainable business (honors), with a minor in environmental policy, I plan to return to Nigeria after graduation to continue community-based social and environmental activities in my home country,” said Erondu.